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Poster: Scrim Date: Dec 9, 2008 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Make yourself easy

It's interesting that the Dead would record a song on a studio album, but not play it at shows. Till The Morning Comes, for instance, was only played a fewed times. Harmonies were too much? Pride of Cucamonga is another one.

On the flip side of that, original songs that were played live but not released on studio. Brother Esau fits that bill, though it was released as a B side to the single Tough of Grey.

Any other obvious exclusions?

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Dec 9, 2008 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

"on the flip side"

wasn't much of Europe 72 and "Skull Fuck" never released as studio recordings?

to think of a few, Jack straw, Ramble On Rose, Tennessee Jed, Brown-Eyed Woman...were these outtakes that re-surfaced later in compilation albums? (my god, what a fucking troll i am)

also Wharf Rat? (now there's an unpolished gem!)

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Poster: Jeff Gannon Date: Dec 9, 2008 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

I wish they would've played Revolutionary Hamstrung more often. Such a weird/cool little tune.

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Dec 9, 2008 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

Barbed Wire Whipping Party fits both bills.

http://ia301129.us.archive.org/0/items/gd69-xx-xx.sbd.dodd.16760.sbeok.shnf/GD-Aoxomoxoa-outtakes-69-t03_vbr.mp3



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Poster: Scrim Date: Dec 9, 2008 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

Barbed wire whipping party could have worked into space, that would have been interesting

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Dec 9, 2008 1:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

Wharf Rat has always been a song that i wish they'd done in the studio. I'm a huge fan of WR but i have to admit that I prefer the earlier versions with big drum climax before "I'll get up and fly away". In later years Jerry just jumps right into that part without much bravado and plays the riff on guitar before singing it. Still good, but the older versions really explode.

As far as studio tracks not performed live, I always wondered about Terrapin. Seems like they spent a lot of time on the later half of the album version but hardly made any attmepts to play it live. I wonder if someone in the band said, well recording that was fine but i'm not dealing with all that on stage. Any revelations on that? e

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Dec 9, 2008 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

Maybe they thought the Terrapin climax wouldn't work without the strings & choir they use on the album. I personally have never known what to make of the strings & choir on a Dead tune...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 9, 2008 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

I was under the impression that that was the producer's idea and they, especially Mickey, were really pissed about the same.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Dec 9, 2008 6:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

remember Mickey saying his work (on tabla?) was deleted in preference for the cheesy orchestrations...too bad, cause i like the cymbal work during that section

not to mention the sugar coated vocals adorning Terrapin and Estimated a la Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band)

sometimes putting it into the hands of the "professionals" isn't such a good idea

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 9, 2008 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

Oh, I had it confused with the definitive version of that tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eplbDbp6XJQ

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Dec 9, 2008 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

Indeed. It's probably better that they never tried... :)

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Dec 9, 2008 10:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

"whats become of the baby" was never played live i don't think.

Mindbender, Cant come down and a few of the early songs were only played once or twice. And of course masons children didnt get played much

A whole load of cover versions only played live or released live such as baba o'reilly tomorrow never knows etc.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Dec 10, 2008 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

"What's Become of the Baby" was played once and only once on 4-26-69 at the Electric Theatre in Chicago. Unfortunately, it cannot be listened to because most of the show was released at Dick's Picks 26.

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Dec 9, 2008 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

What's Become Of The Baby was played back from studio tape while the band played space live on stage. See additional commentary at deadlists.com.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 9, 2008 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

This show has the creepiest space segment ever with "Whats Become Of The Baby" thrown in the mix. I fell asleep listening to it on headphones one night and the thing gave me nightmares.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Dec 9, 2008 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Make yourself easy

"Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues" fits this bill, as a Dead original that was played in concert only once on 3/27/86 and never played in the studio. Interesting little tune if I do say so myself.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd86-03-27.neumann-hogan.fixed.24029.sbeok.shnf